Medication Errors Can Cause Serious Harm
The wrong medication can cause an adverse reaction and lasting harm. An overdose can cause permanent damage or death. Some drugs should not be taken in combination.
The Townsley Law Firm can represent you if you or your loved one suffered serious harm from a medication mistake. We have a record of results in lawsuits against doctors, nurses and pharmacists for medical malpractice. Our Lake Charles attorneys take cases in southwest Louisiana and beyond.
Types Of Medication Errors
Modern pharmaceuticals are powerful and targeted, but they have a great potential for harm when used incorrectly. We have the resources to sue physicians, hospitals and private pharmacies for negligence relating to medications:
- Giving the wrong dosage (too much or too little)
- Failure to administer critical medications
- Prescribing, administering or dispensing the wrong drug
- Prescription misdiagnosis
- Prescribing despite known allergies or cross-reactions
- Pharmacy mix-ups
- Infections from non-sterile procedures
We recently handled a multimillion-dollar case in which a pharmacist provided a prescription medication at 10 times the recommended dosage. This kind of error is all too common, and it can have a disastrous outcome.
Maximizing Compensation For Medical Malpractice
The health effects of medication errors can be very severe, including fatality, brain damage, organ failure, stroke, heart attack and internal bleeding. Two of our attorneys have medical training, and our malpractice team has decades of combined experience in serious injury and wrongful death litigation.
If liability is disputed, we can draw on experts in diagnosis, pharmacology and other fields of medicine. We also work with clients and various professionals to calculate appropriate damages, such as future medical care, lost earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. Many clients have an emotional response and become genuinely afraid to take any drugs after the incident.